All posts tagged: C2 Montreal

Elora Hardy at C2 Montreal 2016

4 of my favorite speakers from C2 Montreal 2016

C2 was better than ever. More going on, more food, better organized. Really incredible group of people there. The Hatch group were there and they are so much fun. They really give C2 a real boost. My personal highlight was, of course, my daughter Elora. Because of C2’s history with Cirque Du Soleil, the audiovisual is incredible. When I saw Elora standing in her pictures, it was incredible. Standing in her work or even in a picture with me. Her talk was beautiful. It really emphasized the importance of people connecting with the earth when they build. David Suzuki was so clear and eloquent. He is Canada’s original environmentalist. His show has been running since 1960. I got to meet him personally; he is amazing. The main takeaway from his talk was that the tides, the winds and the rotation of the earth are all things we really can’t change, although we are messing with them. But artificial systems, like the market, can be changed. And Suzuki pushed that point home by standing in a …

John Hardy at C2 Montreal

On creativity at C2 Montreal 2014

A short interview where I share a few of my thoughts on creativity, the role of patience, and on sharing your creative process with everyone you meet. The more you share it, the richer it gets. What is C2 Montreal? C2 Montréal unites the international business crop and works to stimulate creative and visionary thinking to commercial problems. Encouraged through an immersive environment that fosters collaboration and the emergence of innovative business solutions.

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John Hardy at C2 Montreal 2014

John spoke at C2 Montreal in 2014. His talk has now been released. You might call John Hardy the Bamboo Missionary. Since having his life “ruined” by Al Gore’s global warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, the Bali-based Canadian jewelry designer has been on a mission to help save the planet. His solution? The Green School, a pioneering, open-air educational centre that blends holism with a traditional British curriculum. Built entirely of locally- grown bamboo and surrounded by gardens that students tend themselves, the Green School currently teaches some 275 kids from more than 40 countries to see the world as a complex, inter-related whole. John calls the Green School a “Cathedral to Green Education”. He’s the kind of missionary you can feel good about.   John spoke at C2 Montreal in 2014. His talk has now been released. You might call John Hardy the Bamboo Missionary. Since having his life “ruined” by Al Gore’s global warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, the Bali-based Canadian jewelry designer has been on a mission to help save the planet. …